Mark Zuckerberg is quite impressed with Jarvis, Iron Man’s trusty digital assistant, wants to build such an artificial intelligence bot to help him run his life more efficiently. Zuckerberg is known to take up an exciting challenge every year and this year’s is to build an AI assistant can help him in home and at work.
In an announcement made via his Facebook page on Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he would to take two months of paternity leave to tend to his family after the birth of his child.
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan had revealed in an announcement in July that they were expecting their first child - a daughter.
Announcing his plans to take two-month paternity leave, Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page that the decision is a "very personal" one. He wrote on the page: "I've decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives."
In a comment made on the Facebook social networking site on Sunday, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to widespread criticism of Facebook’s move to activate the ‘Safety Check’ feature after the terror attacks in Paris, but not after recent similar attacks in Beirut, Lebanon.
In a Facebook post released on Saturday, Alex Schultz – Facebook’s VP of Growth – tried to counter the criticism that the company activated its ‘Safety Check’ feature after the recent terror attacks in Paris, but had failed to activate the feature during similar attacks in Beirut and Baghdad two days prior to the Paris attacks.
Social media companies have been coming forth with new tools to make things bit easier when violent attacks like the one in Paris happen. These new tools not only track, but also provide a forum for discussion of the events.
To cite few examples, Facebook on Friday has started a feature called ‘Safety Check’. Using this feature, users in the areas, where attacks have happened, can mark themselves safe on their profiles. Twitter has come up with a tab known as ‘Moments’.
In the wake of one of the deadliest attacks being faced by France in decades, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday that social network has enabled its ‘Safety Check’ feature for the ‘Paris Terror Attacks.’
The ‘Safety Check’ feature – which was first introduced by Facebook on April 25 in response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal – is being used by Facebook users in Paris to post safety status updates, after more than 100 people were reportedly killed in a series of shootings and explosions around the city on Friday.
Silicon Valley tech execs and Hollywood celebrities paid tribute to the yearly ceremony and gala celebrate scientists who did outstanding work in shaping the modern world. They awards were given as the part of the the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prizes, held at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Yuri Milner, a Russian entrepreneur and investor in Facebook FB -1.53%, Twitter TWTR -1.33%, and other high-flying tech companies, said that these scientists are real heroes behind the modern day amazing technologies.
In an announcement made on Monday, Facebook and French satellite provider Eutelsat Communications said that they have worked out a partnership to undertake efforts to reach Internet access to the sub-Saharan Africa region.
As a result of the partnership, Facebook and Eutelsat will launch a satellite – the AMOS-6 satellite – for making affordable Internet service accessible in large parts of east, west and southern Africa. The launch of the satellite will be part of Facebook's ‘Internet.org’ initiative for broadening Internet access worldwide, chiefly through mobile handsets.
During the course of a speech at the United Nations (UN) on Saturday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighted the need for greater Internet access worldwide, asserting that Internet access can play a significant role in eradication of extreme poverty.
Calling for expansion of Internet access to more regions of the world, Zuckerberg said that it would be possible to improve the living conditions of people residing in the poorest countries if they are connected to the Internet.
During the course of a live Q&A session on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the popular social network is working on a ‘Dislike’ button which will give Facebook users the ability to quickly express an emotion other than a ‘Like’ for any post on the site.
Revealing that Facebook has efforts underway to eventually roll out a ‘Dislike’ button, Zuckerberg said that the users of the social networking site have been asking for the ‘Dislike’ button “for many years.”
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